More Discussions for this daf
1. Getting away with murder 2. Ein Holchin b'Mamon Achar ha'Rov 3. Bi'ah b'Shogeg
4. Rabeinu Chananel on Rashi 5. Taking The Law Into One's Hands

I. Kinek asked:

If "A" pushes someone off a skyscraper and "B" stabs the person while he is falling, who is guilty of murder A or B?

I. Kinek, Baltimore,MD.

The Kollel replies:

As far as punishment in Beis Din, "A" is definitely Patur, for he did not actually kill him, and regarding "B" -- the Gemara says it depends on the Machlokes whether someone who delivers the last of ten blows is Chayav for quickening a death. The Halachah is that all are Patur. There are other cases where none of the murderers will get Misas Beis Din (although their slate is certainly not clean in Shamayim).

D. Zupnik